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NYTECH & CompTIA "Federal Legislative Briefing" 2012

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On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, the New York Technology Council and CompTIA, provided a joint "Federal Legislative Briefing" at EisnerAmper. Together they discussed technology opportunities related to …

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, the New York Technology Council and CompTIA, provided a joint "Federal Legislative Briefing" at EisnerAmper. Together they discussed technology opportunities related to public policies currently in progress in Washington, DC.

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  • 1. Federal Legislative Briefing:New York Technology CouncilMatthew L. EvansManager, Public AdvocacyCompTIA
  • 2. Agenda CompTIA & TechVoice Access to Capital Legislation Immigration Reform and STEM Cybersecurity/Data Breach Troops to Tech Careers
  • 3. CompTIA & TechVoice www.techvoice.org Partnership between CompTIA and Regional Tech Associations Across the Country
  • 4. CompTIA 2012 Policy Priorities• Support Skills for the 21st Century Workforce• Champion the SMB Tech Entrepreneur• Lead In Internet Governance and Security• Support New Technology Models.
  • 5. Access To Capital Legislation• H.R. 3606, Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act – Increase small business SEC exemption from $5 million to $50 million. – Raise the shareholder threshold for mandatory SEC registration from 500 to 1,000 shareholders. – Enable “crowdfunding” by exempting small issues ($1 million/$2 million if audited financials provided) from SEC registration requirements. – Remove the prohibition against general solicitation or advertising if all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors.• Small Business Contracting Legislation – Collection of bills aimed to increase and strengthen small business participation in government contracting
  • 6. Immigration Reform• STAPLE ACT (H.R. 399) – Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement (2011)• Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) – Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) – Passed House (Nov. 29th) / Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar (1/23/2012)• STEM Visa Act of 2011 (S. 1986) – Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) – Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary• INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3692) – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary
  • 7. Internet Governance• Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – Position• Mobile Security and Privacy – CompTIA Congressional Mobility Event • Panel Discussion• Cloud Computing – Briefing on cloud computing focused on the impact of this platform on SMB. • Tentatively scheduled for March 27 • Hosted by the Small Business IT Caucus
  • 8. Troops to Tech Careers http://troopstotechcareers.org/
  • 9. Tools of the Trade: Research & White Papers
  • 10. Stay informed w/ CompTIAwww.techvoice.org Policy Watch Newsletter